Agile Professional Learning Network - November 2017

Agile Professional Learning Network (APLN-Chicago)
Agile Professional Learning Network (APLN-Chicago)
Public group

The Nielsen Company

150 N Martingale Rd · Schaumburg, IL

How to find us

Venue is near Woodfield Mall. If coming in through the front entrance, take a left and people will see a sign for the event (look to the right if coming in from the parking garage).

Location image of event venue


Topic: How do You Measure up? Collect the Right Metrics for the Right Reasons


How many times have you been asked to deliver on metrics that did not make sense, that were counterproductive to the team's effectiveness, or that were seemingly impossible to collect? Often times, the metrics being collected are the ones that are easy, but not necessarily the ones that matter. In some cases, metrics can even have a demoralizing or counterproductive effect on the team!

When it comes to software delivery, lean and agile practices and methodologies have clearly taken the lead. In the spirit of Kaizen, this session will take a look at the measures we can and should collect from agile teams, why these metrics are relevant and interesting, and how we can use them to help our teams continuously improve.

Key Learnings:

Why is it so difficult to identify meaningful metrics in the software world? What are the best types of quality focused metrics to focus on in an agile organization? Examples of good, bad, and ugly metrics, as well as how to analyze and interpret them

Facilitator: Angela Dugan presenting

For almost 20 years, Angela has been working with software development and delivery teams in a variety of roles. She is a certified scrum master, a SAFe Program Consultant (SPC), and has also been a Microsoft ALM MVP since 2012.

Preliminary Agenda:

6:00 - 6:30 : Networking and Food
6:30 - 8:20 : How do You Measure up? Collect the Right Metrics for the Right Reasons
8:20 - 8:30 : Closing

Food and refreshments which will be provided during the networking period.

2 SEU's

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